Saturday, 15 August 2015

69th Independence Day - A New India in Making

Make in India - made for the world
India is on the route to progress and on this, its 69th year of Independence we look ahead to new vistas of  achievements and progress.  As  new initiatives are taken by the Government , the future appears bright.
The initiative programme Make in India, is the Government’s plan encouraging companies to manufacture products in India. Digital India has made inroads into the technology forefront  with emphasis on IT. The emphasis is to encourage growth to cover services, products , devices and opportunities  as well as to strengthen manufacturing .
The Skill Development programme ensures that the youth attain self employment oriented skills. They should be able to access growth opportunities through up-skilling. The vision is to transform India into a world class  economy.

BFGI- in sync with progress
In accordance with the directions of the Government of India, a vital part of education is the practical aspects of any training - the development of basic skills .It was with this ideal in focus that the Hon Chief Minister of Punjab, Sr Parkash Singh Badal inaugurated the new Skill  Development Centre.
Completed at a massive outlay of over Rs20 crores the Centre is the first of its kind in India where the students go beyond textual knowledge and emerge in the everyday world equipped with the ability to implement their awareness.

The mechanism of service
The automobile workshop, Mahindra's Service Centre,  enables hands on training to students of Mechanical Engineering, so that they are equipped to face the challenges of the outside world. Hence they can be directly absorbed by the relevant industry.
Service centres of mncs and large corporates offer in depth training and are of world wide repute. These include LG, Bosch,Godrej and Whirlpool. Students get controlled exposure and benefit from real time learning experience.

Stop to shop
An actual mart Kapsons' Knock Out Store is  run by the students to gain direct marketing information and practice. They are thus ready to  be absorbed by the country's and international markets.
Once again, BFGI has proved its  mettle by adhering to directives issued by the Government and brought fresh glory to a age old institution of impeccable records.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

A Bharat Ratna that would shine everlastingly: Kalam rose from humble beginnings to become 'people's President'

Popularly called the "Missile Man" of India, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam rose from humble beginnings and earned the reputation of being the "people's President" who endeared himself to all sections, especially the young. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, succumbed to a heart attack while lecturing at IIM Shillong, where he was a visiting professor.

He went from distributing newspapers after school during childhood to become the President of our country. He was awarded Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Bharat Ratna – the highest civilian honour. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam made every day of his life count for all it’s worth, till very last breath he took yesterday.

A devout Muslim and son of a boat owner, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam, who assumed office as the 11th President on 18 July 2002, was seen as a figurehead who could help heal some of the scars of the communal riots which broke out in Gujarat just a few months before.

The country's first bachelor President, Kalam, whose flowing grey hair is seen as being at odds with what Indians thought a president ought to look like, was one amongst the most respected people of the country who contributed immensely both as a scientist and as a president.

Acknowledged as the driving force behind India's quest for cutting-edge defence technologies, Kalam's contributions to India's satellite programmes, guided and ballistic missiles project, nuclear weapons programme and the Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) project made him a household name. He was a renowned scientist and is considered to be the main brain behind India's space and missile programme. 

Everyone who has known him personally describes him to be energetic, innocent, thoughtful, inspiring and most of all, simple. He loved kids and youngsters and used to be ever ready to attend any function or travel any distance to meet students. He believed that the youngsters of India will fulfill his vision of India 2020. The connection he had with people was immense. Abdul Kalam was approachable to everyone. He always dreamt big and taught everyone the power of dreams. Here are some inspiring quotes from this great son of India.

"Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended"

"My message, especially to young people is to have courage to think differently, courage to invent, to travel the unexplored path, courage to discover the impossible and to conquer the problems and succeed. These are great qualities that they must work towards. This is my message to the young people."

For some, it was his child-like demeanour which made him affable and for some, it was his inspirational vision and work in the field of science which made A.P.J. Abdul Kalam a "universally-loved" Bharat Ratna, who managed to be in politics without being a "politician". Abdul Kalam will remain one of the finest human beings to have ever lived. He lived an illustrious and successful life, and his legacy will continue to inspare people around the world in the coming years. Dr. Kalam is the silver lining of this era. He is an epitome of righteousness, intelligence & wisdom and a rare gem. 

Known as the Missile Man of India, Dr Kalam played a pivotal role in the Pokhran-II nuclear test in 1998. One of the most loved Presidents, he was also known as the People's President. While in his 70s, he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award in 2003 and in 2006. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan and Bharat Ratna for his achievements.

He collapsed due to a heart attack while delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong. Leaving this world while doing what you love the most is not a luck everybody would be blessed with. The people's President, the youth icon, passed away while doing what he loves the most - imparting knowledge and interacting with young minds of India. 

He saw a dream for our country known as Vision 2020. He wanted to see our nation standing amongst the developed countries of the world. The only real tribute to him would be when we manage to achieve that goal as a united country.  “A dream is not that which you see while sleeping, it is something that does not let you sleep,” as he famously said.

Baba Farid Group of Institutions pays tribute to Late Dr. Kalam with a heavy heart. Though he was known by many tags –‘People’s president’, ‘Missile Man’, ‘The man behind Vision 2020’; He will not only be remembered for the immeasurably remarkable achievements and marks he left behind, but surely as a Great Human, for his determined character, for his love, for his patriotism, for he could ignite our minds.

"As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days of state mourning will be observed throughout India from July 27, 2015 to August 2, 2015, both days inclusive," an official statement said. During the period of state mourning, the national flag will fly at half-mast on all buildings throughout the country where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment.

Chairman of BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal expressed deep sorrow and agony over the passing away of former President and Bharat Ratna, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in Shillong.

In his condolence message, Mr. Dhaliwal described Dr. Abdul Kalam as a great nation builder, who was an inspiration to an entire generation of people in the country. “I am deeply saddened by the death of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. We have lost not only a great scientist and a youth icon but an exceptional individual who can travel anywhere to meet students,” he said in his message of condolence. Mr. Dhaliwal conveyed his sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul.

BFGI bids farewell to one of the greatest presidents our country has witnessed. May your soul Rest in Peace, Dr. Kalam. Besides all you have given to our country, you were a Guide, a Teacher and an inspiration to many. You will always remain immortal in our hearts and memories for generations to come.

Rest in peace, Sir. India will miss you.

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

The percentage of the  workforce in India with formal vocational skills needs to be increased  diametrically.There  is a distinct requirement  for reorganization of  skill development and entrepreneurship to cater to the needs of industries. The capacity and  quality of  training  infrastructure definitely needs to be improved.

Recognizing the urgency of coordinating efforts of stakeholders, the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was created in 2014.

UN General Assembly celebrated 1st Skills Day

The United Nations General Assembly  celebrated the first World Youth Skills Day on 15th July  2015. The objective was to increase awareness of youth skills development.

For the 1st time in India, Store and Service Centre opened in an educational institute.On the first World Youth Skills Day, Baba Farid Group of Institutions  exchanged LOIs with Mahindra First Choice Services for a multi brand service centre . The other initiative was with Kapsons for a knockout store which would be opened in an educational institute for first time in India. 

S. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal,  Chairman of the Baba Farid Group of Institutions, stated, “We have examined that loads of students are lacking in skills, be it communication or technical. To fulfill the industrys’ need of skilled manpower the institution has already developed the “Unique Industry Academia Model”.

1st educational institute in Punjab to start School of Skill Development

BFGI is the 1st educational institution of Punjab to establish a School of Skill Development with association of NSDC, Govt. of India with an initial outlay of more than Rs. 20 crores .BFGI took the biggest initiative in Skill India  by receiving LOIs from Mahindra and Kapsons.On the BFGI premises, Mahindra First Choice Services opened a multi brand Service Centre and Kapsons opened a Knockout Store.Representatives of Mahindra First Choice Services made a presentation about the company and stated that the Service Centre would cover  complete services for multi brands including  Honda, Maruti, Hyundai, Ford etc. The centre would be equipped with the  latest high tech  machinery with qualified and trained technicians.

Pre final and final year engineering students of BFGI will get practical hands-on training at the service centre. After gaining skills they will got the finest placement in reputed companies.Similarly,Kapson’s Knockout Store will also be run by  MBA students. They will learn marketing, finance, demand and supply chain, bill generation etc. Students benefit from the and earn while they learn.  Kapsons has already signed an MOU with BFGI under the Unique Industry Academia Interface Model.

The will for skills

BFGI also  started a Digital Language Lab and a Career Lab  under the School of Skill 
Development . There, the students themselves do all exercises and check their progress and skill levels.

As part of the overall development of students, BFGI is totally committed to creating the 
latest and best opportunities where every student can discover his own growth pattern and unique skills.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Digital India - Baba Farid Group of Institutions ranked among the top 7 e-Governance campuses of India

The Chairman of BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal opined “I believe that there will be big boom in the IT Sector in the upcoming years. “ Digital India will prepare India for a knowledge future. The programme will prepare India for a knowledge future. It aims to make India into a digital empowered society.

On the first day of “Digital India Week” top industry houses pledged investments worth Rs 4.5 lakh crores in technology ventures. This will benefit students of IT, CSE and ECE with a wider range of job opportunities. Just one more milestone crossed by imparting technical skills to students to make them job worthy even at international levels.

Digital India will strengthen the technical infrastructure for e-governance and e-commerce .It will enlarge the scope of citizen delivery services. There will be a greater participation of citizens. The approach of the Government is expressed in ‘minimum government, maximum governance’. With reduced paperwork, Digital India can create jobs with the help of technology and help India reach its development targets. These will extend to rural India with telecommunication.

For instance, DigiLocker offers personal storage space in the cloud. Organizations registered with DigiLocker can keep electronic copies of documents and certificates (e.g. driving license, voter id, school certificates) in citizens’ lockers. They can then upload scanned copies of their documents in their accounts. 

E hospitals comprise a management system for hospitals which is a workflow based ICT solution for Government hospitals. This generic software covers care of patients, lab services, work flow documents and information, human resources and medical records.nal Video Lectures Available 

E-education includes open access education lectures for college students, self learners and teachers. There are complete video courses and lectures from scholars from the world over. These create a user friendly learning environment across the world.& College Students, Self-Learners, and Teachers

The growth area pillars will include: Broadband Highways, Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity, . Public Internet Access Programme, e-Governance: Reforming Government through Technology, e-Kranti - Electronic Delivery of Services, Information for All, Electronics Manufacturing, IT for Jobs and Early Harvest Programmes.

BFGI announced an exclusive Admission Drive  for all the ST/SC students in IT, ECE and CS branches - part of the promotions for promoting ‘Digital India Week’.Thse students don’t have to pay for their studies. Doing B Tech is absolutely FREE for ST/SC students. 

Just another initiative by BFGI to contribute give back to the social fabric of the nation; a step towards the establishment of Digital India.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Graduates galore! Masters to the fore

To know a topic is to master it. Graduates are emerging from the educational institutes of the world at an incredibly high rate. Placements are the order of the day, but stay static at the bachelor’s levels.The essence of any course in a college of repute is when one rises above the run of the mill and specializes.

The business of studying business

Of every thousand students who attend convocation day as graduates, there would be 1 master’s degree holder. The placement value is much higher , the prestige immense but, what is vital is that the knowledge quotient of the subject is vastly greater. MBAs have the ability to hold the reins of an industry and many are the scions of industrial families who have benefitted by their mastery of a commercial set-up and training for business acumen.

BFGI offers MBA with specialization in Marketing, Human Resources, Retail Management and Finance. The world of business awaits our students who have shaped into great young managers and technocrats.

Engineered to succeed 

The wider span of engineering has grown even further with the inclusion of computer technology. 

Studying for a Master’s in any of the engineering disciplines entails an immediate and in-depth approach to the subject. Apart from a whole new area of teaching as professors and lecturers, the world is open for an engineering maestro.

BFGI offers M.Tech with Electronics & Communication Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering.

The B.Tech graduate courses include : 

· IT

· Mechanical Engineering

· Electronics & Communication Engineering 

· Civil Engineering

· Computer Science & Engineering

Students get a wi fi enabled campus, central ac labs and opportunities for placement with reputed companies.

The specialized School of Skill Development is designed with collaborations NSDC and the Government of India in association with top industries and foreign universities. It is set up at a total cost of Rs20 crores – which outlay is reflected in the excellence and ambience of the new Centre. This involves live workshops including an automobile workshop. Top of class awareness, technical expertise and the mastery of subjects results in employability and social sensitivity are part of the psyche of BFGI post graduates.

BFGI’s Global Internship Programme covers 100 countries in collaboration with AIESEC. These include Egypt, China,Vietnam, Thailand and other countries. The School of International Studies is inspired to assist students in the phase of struggle when they migrate abroad looking for reliable jobs. They are equipped with the skilled manpower needs of those countries.

In an atmosphere of enormous competition, the School of Competitive Studies hone the students’ competitive skills to handle a business scenario where competition is rife.